MA International Criminology

School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

Our award-winning teaching is informed by our world-class research in law and criminal justice. Our graduates are in demand all over the world.

The engaging teaching - our tutors' enthusiasm and passion for the subjects they teach is evident through everything they do, as is their expertise. The variety of teaching and learning methods, from optional lectures to seminars to workshops, both tutor- and student-led, ensures that no topic ever becomes stagnant.

Christopher Hardy, postgraduate student in School of Law

About the course

Course description 2017

This course is distinctive because it includes elements of international criminology, restorative justice and research training. The strong focus on restorative justice reflects a view of criminal justice found on several continents.

The course is flexible. You can choose the taught path, the restorative justice path or the research route.

Postgraduate student in the School of Law

Core modules

Taught path:

  • Responding to Crime in Europe
  • Issues in Comparative Penology
  • The Cultures of Criminology
  • The Research Process
  • Dissertation

Examples of optional modules

A choice of several modules including:

  • International Criminal Justice
  • Policing and Society
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Methods of Criminological Research.

For details of our Restorative Justice Pathway and Research Pathway please see:

Teaching and assessment

Teaching takes place through seminars. You’ll be assessed on your essays and a dissertation.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

We normally require a minimum 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, usually in law, social sciences or humanities. Other qualifications will be considered and relevant work experience will be taken into consideration alongside qualifications.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.